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May 15th, 2013

NBF attorney Ruby S. Redshaw attended the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association’s annual general meeting in Seattle, and was a member of the AGM’s Gala Committee.  WISTA is an international organization for women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide.  NBF was proud to be a sponsor of WISTA at its general meeting this year.


May 15th, 2013

NBF attorney Michael A. Guadagno provided the Professional Liability practice section of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association with a presentation on the topic of the recent Washington Supreme Court ruling Cedell v. Farmers Ins Co of Wash, 176 Wn.2d 686, 295 P.3d 239 (2013) at its monthly meeting in Seattle.


May 14th, 2013

NBF attorneys Chris Nicoll and Noah Jaffe co-authored an amicus brief submitted to the Washington Supreme Court on behalf of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association in Washburn, et al. v. City of Federal Way. The case involves wrongful death damages that were assessed against the City of Federal Way after a jury trial of allegations that the City was liable for the death of a woman who was killed by her estranged boyfriend after a police officer served him with an anti-harassment protection order. The boyfriend left after the order was served but later returned, killing the unfortunate victim. The appeal focuses on procedural matters such as the preservation of error, the law of the case doctrine, and the question of whether a party must reiterate a CR 50(a) motion for judgment with a subsequent post-trial motion under CR 50(b).


April 30th, 2013

Nicoll Black & Feig announces the addition of our newest paralegal, Elissa Leavitt.


April 26th, 2013

NBF attorney Rivers Black attended the annual Maritime Law Seminar presented by the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association held in New Orleans, Louisiana.


April 19th, 2013

NBF attorneys Rivers Black and Chris Reilly attended the annual dinner and auction hosted by the North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owner’s Association at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club in Seattle, Washington.


April 17th, 2013

NBF attorney Larry E. Altenbrun is accepted for admittance to the Oregon State Bar.


April 12th, 2013

NBF attorneys Chris Nicoll and Noah Jaffe co-authored an amicus brief submitted to the Washington Supreme Court on behalf of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association in Dean v. The Fishing Company of Alaska, Inc., et al.  Dean was an injured seaman who received the general maritime remedies of maintenance and cure for several years, until the vessel owner’s doctor determined that he had reached maximum medical cure and his payments should be discontinued. Dean filed a pretrial motion for summary judgment seeking reinstatement of his remedies. The issue on appeal was what standard of review the court was to apply: the summary judgment standard, requiring all doubts to be resolved in the vessel owner’s favor as the non-moving party; or whether the burden of proof should be altered for such motions and doubts resolved in favor of the seaman.


April 5th, 2013

NBF attorney Curt H. Feig provided the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association with a presentation on the topic of the recent Washington Supreme Court ruling Cedell v. Farmers Ins Co of Wash, 176 Wn.2d 686, 295 P.3d 239 (2013) at its annual insurance law meeting in Seattle.


April 5th, 2013

NBF attorneys Christopher W. Nicoll and Michael A. Guadagno provided the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association with a presentation on the topics of same sex marriage and the legalization of marijuana at its annual insurance law meeting in Seattle.